Monday, October 20, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new arrivals last week, I am currently reading A Burnable Book By Bruce Holsinger.

What new titles did you receive?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are from A Burnable Book By Bruce Holsinger, which I am now reading.
This takes place in Medieval London.

Tortious- Means constituting a wrongful act.

Pursuivants- are junoir officers of arms that are attatched to official heraldic authorities.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

My teaser today is from the book:

A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger

pg. 52

    He wiped his high forehead, exposed by the tight-fitting coif worn by his order. A capped stick bore a part of his fragile weight.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Trust In Me by Sophie McKenzie Review-Post

Trust In Me  by Sophie McKenzie         Review-Post

   Livy cannot believe her best friend Julia has been lying to her. When she discovers her body when she stops over for her weekly visit, things just don't add up. She begins to investigate futher finding things out even about her own husband.
    This fast- paced thriller with twists that leave you wanting to keep turning the pages . The thought that you couldn't trust the people close to you, leaves you with a fearful feeling. The danger involved as she gets closer to the truth, keeps you at the edge of your seat.






Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

I received one new book in my mailbox:  Dead End Deal  by Allen Wyler  courtesy o Astor Blue Editions.

Finished reading: Trust In me by  Sophie McKenzie

Started reading:  A Burnable Book  by  Bruce Holister

What did you receive?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My wondrous words are from Trust In Me by  Sophie McKenzie.

Coruscating- flashing;sparkling, brilliant or striking in content or style.

Hasslblad- is a camera which is a product of a Swedish manufacturer.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday My teaser today comes from the book: Trust In Me By Sophie McKenzie Pg. 196 I sink into my chair, hurt to the core. Why is he being so vicious? Was I really so out of order to ask him about something that mystifies me as much as him?Surely his reaction is overkill?

Richard H. Hardy - The Infinity Program - Guest Post & Giveaway



About the Book

Jon Graeme and Harry Sale are unlikely friends. Harry is a world-class programmer, but his abrasive personality alienates co-workers. In contrast, Jon is a handsome and easy-going technical writer, the low man on the IT totem pole.

Sharing a love of nature, the men set out together, planning to go their separate ways--Jon on a hike and Harry, fly fishing. Three days later, Jon arrives at the rendezvous point, but his friend is nowhere in sight. When Jon finds Harry unconscious on the floor of a cave, Harry claims to have been lying there the entire time. But he is neither cold nor hungry. What Jon doesn't know is that Harry fell into an underground cavern, where he came into contact with an alien quantum computer.

Back at work, Harry jettisons his regular tasks and concentrates exclusively on inventing new operating language to access the alien system. In the process he crashes his office's Super Computer and is fired. Jon convinces the company to give Harry a second chance, arguing that the system he has invented will make them millions.

Jon has no idea what havoc Harry is about to unleash.


Guest Post

Why would a female reader want to read your book?

Make your case.

The first Science Fiction novel, Frankenstein, was written by Mary Shelley. It was speculative fiction at its best, full of insights into the issues of the day. I tried to follow in her tradition when I wrote The Infinity Program. Science and technology have their place, but what’s most important is the story itself. I believe the story that unfolds in The Infinity Program will appeal to men and women alike.

In the 1950s and 1960s many gifted and exceptional women, such as James Tiptree Jr. (Alice Bradley Sheldon), Ursula Le Guin, and Johanna Ross, opened up Science Fiction for everyone. Since that time, more and more women have been reading Science Fiction. I hope some of those readers will find their way to The Infinity Program. I think they will relate to one of the fundamental themes of the book: the pressing need for transformation and change in our society. So far, the response from women has been positive. In fact, all the four and five stars reviews for The Infinity Program have been written by women.

The Infinity Program addresses some of the important issues that women face today when they work in the field of IT. Many older companies are predominantly male and have vertical power structures. When they are run by backward looking chauvinists, ignorant attitudes can infect a company. I based some of the events in The Infinity Program on horror stories told to me by women who had worked at major software companies in Boston and New York. I tried to weave these stories into the narrative of The Infinity Program.

A novel stands and falls on the strength of its story. A good story will appeal to all ages and genders. The story is the most important part of The Infinity Program. If you like a story that moves along like a roller coaster, I hope you’ll take a look at The Infinity Program.

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The Infinity Program can be purchased at:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Smashwords
iBooks
Kobo

Prices/Formats: $5.95 ebook, $13.95 paperback
Pages: 250
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance
Release: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Camel Press
ISBN: 9781603819336
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About the Author

Richard H. Hardy was born in Glasgow, Scotland, during a week of relentless bombing raids just before the close of World War II. The day he was born an incendiary bomb fell on the church across the street from where he lived, so he is fond of saying that he entered the world with a big adrenaline rush.

His family later moved to England and then on to America.

After college Richard bounced through a series of temporary jobs as he traveled around the country, wanting nothing more than to write fiction. A job driving a library van allowed him free time to write several short stories and work on a novel.

He and his wife moved to New Hampshire, where he took an entry level job at a software company. He was soon promoted to the technical writing department and ended up producing over 500,000 words of online documentation. After a few years he was promoted to the programming department and ended up as the Senior EDI Programmer, creating EDI maps and writing UNIX scripts and troubleshooting on AIX systems throughout the U.S. and Canada.

After he retired, he started writing fiction again. The Infinity Program is his first published novel.

Links to connect with Richard:
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Monday, October 6, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday I didn't receive any new books last week, How about you? Reading: Trust In Me by Sophie McKenzie An intense, taut tale that preys on one of our deepest fears: that we might not be able to trust those closest to us.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Land Of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan Review-Post

Land Of Dreams by  Kate Kerrigan    Review-Post

   The final book in the trilogy of Ellie Hogan, an Irish immigrant,begins in the 1940's. She is removed from her quiet life on Fire Island, N.Y. to Los Angeles, California, while her son Leo is pursuing an acting career.
    Widowed twice she aims to be a good stepmother to her two sons since she has no children of her own. She does her best to protect them from the dangers of their new life in Los Angeles.
     It's an interesting story of how Ellie gives of herself to others in need and in turn becomes a strong force in her own life. It is a well written story.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from the book I am currently reading:  Land Of Dreams  by Kate Kerrigan

1. Pied-a'-terre- is a small living unit usually located in a large city some distance away from an individual's private residence.

2. Eschewed- having nothing to do with , steer clear of.

3. Predilections- a preference or special liking for something.
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Desire Lines by Christina Baker Kline Review-Post

Desire Lines   by Christina Baker Kline     Review-Post

    After ten years, Kathryn Campell's life is changed when she returns to her home town after her divorce. She can't believe her best friend, who disappeared on graduation night is truly dead or just missing. After investigating her case of ten years, nothing has come up in all that time. She is determined to get to the bottom of things, while being hired to write an article about it for the hometown paper.
    This story is filled with intriguing circumstances and clues that were never spoken of before. I found it to be a haunting story of something that went tragically wrong.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

Today's teaser comes from the book:  Land Of Dreams   by Kate Kerrigan

pg. 196

The cop looked over at the vehicle loaded up with blankets and clothes, then back at me. He had loosened his grip of Freddie, but still had his fingers around the back of his shirt.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday

No new books in my mailbox this last week, time to play catch-up.

Finished Reading:  Desire Lines  By Christina Baker Kline

Now reading:   Land Of Dreams   By Kate Kerrigan

What did you receive?

Color Song by Victoria Strauss Review

Color Song       By Victoria Strauss


   Guila has a real passion for art and after being sent to a convent against her will, she plans a dangerous escape before she takes her vows. To be a woman in that day and age it was next to impossible to study her art of painting. She then plans a daring feat and disguises herself as a boy and is off to Venice to be taught by a master. I felt it is a remarkable story of a brave young woman, who is trying to safeguard the secret paint receipe that was given to her.
   This is a book that I found interesting and couldn't put down.